From chateaux to Parisian apartments with views of the Eiffel Tower, here are 10 of the best French properties on the market right now.
1. Carlux, Aquitaine
This grand 10-bed château dates back to the 13th century. Since then it has had a host of gentry make their homes here including the Faura de Roufillac, Duke Adrien de Noailles and Pierre-Paul Grassé (whose daughter is the current owner). The interiors are regal and historic with an air of grandeur. Play Marie Antoinette and feast of cake at this marvellous château. Available through Hamptons International for £2,544,995.
2. Eygalieres, Provence
This mas (a traditional farmhouse found in the Provence and Midi regions in France) is as charming as they come. The home has been recently refurbished with lovely and provincial interiors. The property is comprised of six bedrooms, five bathrooms and 3.3 hectares of gorgeous gardens. Available through Savills for £4,071,360.
3. Mougins, Cote D’Azur
If you are in the market for a glamorous and impressive villa, this one is for you. Set in the glitzy French Riviera, this eight-bed house has eight bathrooms, a gym and pool house with two pools. The rooms are spacious and finished with the highest attention to detail. Available through Knight Frank for €5.9m.
4. Castle le Mans, Pays de la Loire
As castles go, this one is rather special. The 30 hectares of grounds, including French formal gardens, meadows and woodlands just make it that much more exceptional. The property itself has 15 bedroom suites and bathrooms, majestic interiors and historical architectural listings. To call this place home it’ll cost you though… Available through Christie’s International Realty price on request.
5. Former home of Brigitte Bardot, Peymeinade
Well if it’s good enough for Brigitte, it’s sure to be good enough for us. With eight bedrooms, a guest house and spacious living spaces, this property is big enough for all the family – just think of the parties you could host… Outdoors there’s a swimming pool with lighting and underwater speakers, an outdoor spa, and a pool house. Whiling away hours over the summer couldn’t be easier in the outdoor kitchen and entertaining space, complete with a pizza oven. Available through Beauchamp Estates, price on request.
6. Parisian apartment, 7th arrondissement
Right on the doorstep of the Eiffel Tower, the location of this three-bed flat couldn’t be better. The interiors are simple and elegant, and the apartment has the added bonus of a mezzanine floor with a study and dressing rooms. Available through Christie’s International Realty for €3,690,000.
7. Savigny-sous-Faye, Poitou-Charents
This architectural chateau is pretty magnificent. With 10 bedrooms and bathrooms, full equestrian facilities and two further cottages there’s oodles of space and lovely outdoor space. The interiors could do with a little updating though. Available through John D Wood & Co for £1.99m.
8. Bastide in Peymeinade
If you are in the market for a holiday home with plenty of space, history and panoramic views, this property is just the ticket. Comprised of 14 bedroom suites, two stone houses as well as two swimming pools, this original bastide has it all. Summer holidays will never be the same again… Available through Fine & Country for €6,900,000.
9. Villa in Saint Remy de Provence
This property couldn’t be more idyllic. Recently renovated by renowned architect Paul Anouilh, the home has been finished to the high quality. The grounds include a swimming pool, tennis court and golf green while the house has five bedrooms and plenty of living space. Available through Knight Frank price on request.
10. Villa in Cap d’Antibes
Located a stone’s throw from the iconic Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, this four-bed villa would make the ultimate summer escape. Wonderfully private, with panoramic views and gorgeous interiors, there’s a lot to love with this villa. Snap it up now, but sadly it isn’t cheap… Available through Savills and Knight Frank for £5,513,300.
11. Mansion in Honfleur
This eighteenth century five- bed mansion is set within 5200 sq/m of gorgeous parkland. The interiors are eccentric and fun, with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. The indoor pool is perfect for entertaining the kids with. A great second home for families. Available through Chestertons International for £1,495,550.